By PeopleTools Strategy on Jul 11, 2014
- Oracle's PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.54 Documentation Home Page (requires My Oracle Support login) which includes:
- PeopleSoft Information Portal (The main source for everything PeopleSoft)
Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) is the search engine on which the PeopleSoft Search Framework relies. Here is a comprehensive set of resources on My Oracle Support that provide information on the essential hardware for Oracle SES to help ensure capacity for peak concurrent usage of your PeopleSoft 9.2 environment. When planning your PeopleSoft 9.2 installation, follow these recommendations to insure the best possible performance and stability for your PeopleSoft environment.
We've just published the Release Value Proposition for the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1/Revision 3. The RVP provides an overview of the new features and enhancements planned for the upcoming release, which is aligned with PeopleTools 8.54 . The release value proposition is intended to help you assess the business benefits of upgrading to the latest release and to plan your IT projects and investments.
The highlights of the RVP cover the following subjects in the upcoming release:
Look for the availability of this release in the near future.
PeopleSoft's PeopleTools recently published pre-release notes for PeopleTools 8.54. Pre-release notes provide more functional and technical details than the release value proposition. This document describes how enhancements function within the context of the greater business process. This added level of detail should enable project teams to answer the following questions:
After the project team has reviewed and analyzed the pre-release notes, business decision makers should be able to determine whether to allocate budget and initiate implementation plans.
This document covers the following subjects:
We have just published the Release Value Proposition for PeopleTools 8.54. It is available on My Oracle Support. This release of PeopleTools will be a landmark release for PeopleSoft. It continues Oracle’s commitment to protect and extend the value of your PeopleSoft implementation. The release provides additional technology options and enhancements that reduce ongoing operating costs; and offers applications users a dramatically improved experience.
User expectations and requirements have shifted over the past few years. Most often, our customers’ employees have expressed a desire to use applications at work more like the ones they frequently use elsewhere. For example, why shouldn’t performing a task, such as updating employee records, submitting an expense report, approving workflow, work more like the tasks they do online every day.
Customers have told us that their employees are more familiar with online tasks than ever, and that they often connect to company resources while traveling or from home; in many cases, they want to access these resources from their personal devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and home computers. The desire is for enterprise systems to be as intuitive and available as other online resources, such as commercial websites. In fact, many of our customers have begun to merge their internal systems with their commercial presence so that external partners, affiliates, and students can securely access required resources directly from the company’s website.
PeopleTools 8.54 introduces a number of exciting new features that will assist our applications development teams in building powerful, secure, and robust applications for everyone from self-service users to expert power users. PeopleSoft 9.2 enhancements that use this latest release of PeopleTools will be richer and more intuitive to users than ever before. In addition, this release incorporates a number of extremely compelling features for delivering, managing, and maintaining PeopleSoft applications at a much more manageable total cost of ownership (TCO).
The role of reporting has shifted tremendously in recent years. In many cases, it is no longer sufficient to prepare a static extract of data from the system and then print it to paper or publish it online. Today’s technology allows our customers to engage their users with visual charts and graphical analytics that represent what is happening or has already happened. Users can visually discover what they are looking for and then take actions using Related Actions right from the reports themselves.
As with other recent releases, the scope for PeopleTools 8.54 builds additional functionality into the product as a result of direct customer input, industry analysis, and internal feature design. New features, bug fixes, and new certifications found in PeopleTools 8.54 combine to offer customers improved application user experience, page interaction, and cost effectiveness.
PeopleSoft Interaction Hub now implements content search based on content management business attribute security when using the Global Search bar. It also supports this search within the content management feature. For this purpose, PeopleSoft Interaction Hub delivers new search definitions, search categories, and indexes, which are described in this document.
PeopleSoft Interaction Hub delivers these new search definitions and search categories in addition to the existing delivered search definitions and search categories. This document is a supplement to the existing search definitions and search categories and the steps for deploying them. For information on the existing search definitions and search categories, refer PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1: Portal and Site Administration, “Understanding Search in PeopleSoft Interaction Hub” and “Administering Search Indexes.” This document is applicable to customers who have implemented the content management business attribute security (CM002) and are using Oracle's Secure Enterprise Search with PeopleSoft, or customers who are planning to implement the CM002 feature and are using SES.
Oracle University has just released several new courses to help you get essential hands-on experience with PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.53. Just looking to drill-down on what’s new with the latest release? Delta courses are available to give experienced developers insight into the new features. You have an option to take in-class training or avoid travel and train online with Live Virtual Classes.
Here are the courses offered:
Developing a Contemporary User Experience with PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Interaction Hub
PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management/Update Manager Combo Rel 8.53
PeopleSoft PeopleTools Installation & Server Admin Rel 8.53
PeopleSoft Security Rel 8.53
PeopleSoft Query Reporting Rel 8.53
BI Publisher for PeopleSoft PeopleTools Rel 8.53
If you only need to discover what is new with certain products or subjects, these delta course will be useful:
You can learn about all of Oracle University's PeopleSoft courses here.
If you can't find the course you seek, let OU know!
To support customers in those efforts, the PeopleSoft Applications User Experience team is excited to announce the release of the PeopleSoft User Experience (UX) Guidelines. The UX Guidelines contain information about the usage of key PeopleSoft components to create highly usable, efficient, and productive experiences for Oracle customers.
Several PeopleSoft customers participated in a survey in December 2012, which helped identify the following topics. These topics are covered in the first release of the guidelines:
With PeopleTools 8.53 and the 9.2 PeopleSoft Applications, you will see more modern and visually appealing features delivered by PeopleSoft. With the help of UX guidelines, customers and partners can not only design and tailor their own user experience but also ensure consistency with features designed by PeopleSoft. The UX guidelines explain each topic in detail, display relevant images and provide usage guidelines.
The following is an excerpt from the WorkCenter section:
The image below shows part of the Dashboard section:
Usage guidelines have been provided for all the other topics as well. PeopleSoft UX Guidelines will enable customers to design and tailor the ultimate user experience for their organization. Following the guidelines will ensure consistency across applications. The guidelines would also help in choosing the right pattern for any scenario. These guidelines will be periodically updated as PeopleSoft introduces new capabilities.
You can mail your feedback and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A VM demo image is now available on my.oracle.support on the PeopleSoft Demo Images home page. This is a central location for information regarding all PeopleSoft Demo Images. The PeopleSoft Interaction Hub image is for release 9.1/Revision 2.
This page contains all of the information needed for PeopleSoft Demo Images including the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub. PeopleSoft Demo Images are released on a regular schedule. The PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1/R2 image is suitable for use in conference room pilots and demonstrations. This demo image replaces any OVM template that was previously released for PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1.
The Demo Image Home page contains a wealth of information and documentation including installation instructions and related useful collateral.
We've just published an updated version of our red paper on configuring a modern, web site-based user experience in PeopleSoft. (Available from My Oracle Support.) This version of the paper included capabilities from the latest release of the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub (9.1/Revsion 2). The paper is a practical guide for technical users, installers, system administrators, and programmers who implement, maintain, or develop applications for your PeopleSoft system. It provides guidance on on how to configure a contemporary user experience in PeopleSoft Interaction Hub, including the PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture and portal configuration.
This red paper presents the following topics:
Branding elements of the user interface.
Using Pagelet Wizard.
Using navigation collections.
Integrating with other PeopleSoft applications.
Using collaboration features.
In addition, the red paper includes sample code that can be used to achieve some of the user interface configuration.
Customers will find this user experience red paper compliments our other red paper on setting up the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub with PeopleSoft Applications.
We've just published a new red paper that I think many customers will find valuable. The paper is a practical guide for technical users, installers, and system administrators, who implement, maintain, or deploy PeopleSoft applications and systems. It describes how to use PeopleSoft Interaction Hub to federate multiple PeopleSoft content providers (for example, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management [HCM], PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management [ELM], and other PeopleSoft applications) into a single portal system using single signon and unified navigation. The paper applies to PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1 Revision 2.
There is guidance for the following topics:
You can get the red paper from Oracle Support here.
This paper supplements other information about the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub. For example, it does not describe the installation instructions for PeopleSoft Interaction Hub and the PeopleSoft content providers. That information is provided in other documents.
Using the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub as a gateway to all your PeopleSoft applications (as well as other content), provides a rich, web site-based user experience that can rival any contemporary web application. It makes navigation simpler, quicker, and more intuitive. It is also more engaging for your users.
This paper should prove especially valuable now that more customers can install the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub under the terms of the new restricted use license.
Oracle/PeopleSoft provides documentation home pages on My Oracle Support for all of their products, including PeopleTools and Portal Solutions. These pages provide descriptions of and links to a wide assortment of collateral containing a wealth of information on many topics covering PeopleSoft technology.
If you are seeking information about PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Portal solutions, this is a great place to start.
There is a new portal available that serves as a one-stop shop for lots of PeopleSoft resources. This replaces the Information Solution sheets that used to be posted on oracle.com. Note that the following two links both target the new portal, which contains information on both PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Applications. Check this site out and start here for any PeopleSoft collateral you seek.
The latest Statement of Direction has been posted for the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub. This paper describes the strategic direction for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Interaction Hub and how it fits in a broad portal strategy for Oracle. It can help customers make informed portal decisions, gain insight into Oracle’s strategic plans for PeopleSoft Interaction Hub, and understand how it compares with other portal offerings. The document contains an Executive Summary as well as details on the following topics:
You can read the document here.
Early testing with this release has already generated enthusiastic reviews, and we have had positive feedback from customers at conferences and corporate visits. We look forward to similar favorable responses as more customers upgrade.
There is much more in this important release. Please see the PeopleTools 8.53 Release Notes, available on My Oracle Support.
Documentation and training is also available here:
PeopleTools 8.53 Documentation Home page
PeopleTools 8.53 Installation Guides
PeopleTools 8.53 Upgrade Home page
There is a new Oracle book available covering data management and upgrade for PeopleSoft systems, and you can listen to a podcast with the authors, Jim Marion and Paula Dean to learn more about this book. In the interview they discuss the value of the book, why they wrote it, and who its intended audience is. They also talk about some of the new PeopleSoft technology that supports data management and upgrade activities, and explain how the book can help maximize data integrity, maintain peak application performance, and keep your PeopleSoft environment up to date. The book covers the latest techniques and provides best practices, case studies, and programming examples. You can learn how to develop and deploy data mover scripts, audit database health, apply patches, and generate project comparison reports.
You can listen to the podcast here.
You can acquire the book or learn more about it here.
Oracle's Author Podcasts are posted here.
The latest release value proposition has just been published for the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub (formerly Applications Portal). As you may know, we've moved this product to the Revision release model to bring updates and enhancements to our customers on a more timely basis. This also enbles us to align our Interaction Hub releases with the latest PeopleTools capabilities.
This RVP covers Release 9.1/Revision 2, and covers the following main features:
In particular, customers will find great value in the new Global Search used in the Hub. This enables a more search-centric navigation paradigm by allowing end users to access content via searches executed in Interaction Hub across all PeopleSoft applications.
The red paper will be welcomed by administrators charged with installing and setting up their Interaction Hub with their PeopleSoft applications.
The paper can be downloaded from My Oracle Support here. (requires login)
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